Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

Mar 27, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio voted "no" on H.R. 4278, the Ukraine Support Act. He released the following statement:

Mar 12, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Bentivolio’s Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act passes Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed H.R. 3635, the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013, with bipartisan support by a unanimous voice vote.

Mar 10, 2014
Blog Post

By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

I voted “no” on H.R. 4152 which sought “to provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine”. This legislation adds Ukraine to a list of countries eligible to receive assistance through the Economic Support Fund (ESF). The ESF is essentially a stimulus fund for foreign countries -- which is paid for by the US taxpayer. ESF grants are typically used on items like education, rural development, and transportation. The grants cannot be used for military assistance. 

Jan 30, 2014
Press Release

Following new revelations that the ObamaCare website,, still lacks basic security protections, support for Rep. Bentivolio’s Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act attained 100 cosponsors this week.

Four committee chairmen, two-thirds of the Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and three past and present chairmen of the Republican Study Committee count themselves among cosponsoring supporters of Rep. Bentivolio’s bill.

Jan 15, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republicans have embraced legislation by Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) to protect the privacy and security of the American public from security failures at the ObamaCare website,  The sixty members of Congress now cosponsoring the bill include a majority of the Republicans on both the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, whose efforts have shed light on the security failures of the website, and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to which the bill was referred.

Jan 10, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the first bill addressing security failures of the ObamaCare website ,, while Congressman Kerry Bentivolio's bill, the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013, received 34 co-sponsors in under 48 hours.

Introduced December 3, 2013, The Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act is the first and only bill in Congress that would impose specific security requirements on new and future federal agency websites that collect sensitive information from the public.   

Jan 6, 2014

HR 3635: Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013

Introduced December 3, 2013 by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio

Dec 3, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) has introduced the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act, to protect the privacy and security of Americans who access federal websites.

The bill is an urgent response to the launch of, which has been proven to have no effective security features to protect the sensitive personal information of its users. 

Dec 3, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio will soon introduce the Safe and Secure Federal Website Act. The bill requires that the Government Accountability Office certifies the security of every new website launched after July 2013 by the federal government. This ensures that federal agencies implement minimal security standards to protect individual’s personal information and privacy.

Under this legislation, federal websites that collect personal information, such as social security numbers, will not be able to launch until they meet a minimal security standard.

Oct 29, 2013
Press Release
Today, Rep. Bentivolio sponsored the USA FREEDOM Act which was introduced this morning by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis). If enacted, this bill will restore privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of American’s phone records. Additionally, the bill improves oversight, transparency, and accountability with respect to domestic surveillance authorities.